Native American Studies Program to Host 2023 Peace Tree Ceremony and Fall Forum
The Native American Studies Program at Eberly College of Arts and Sciences will host the Peace Tree Ceremony on October 9 and a forum with Native leaders on October 10 to highlight Native Nations’ ancestral, cultural and historical connections to the land now known as West Virginia.
WVU linguists sound out how intensity and duration of speech shape pronunciation, rethinking language learning
In prior research, Jonah Katz, associate professor in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, had observed unusual patterns for consonants between vowels across “language after language.” Katz’s observations led him to question what most linguists believe: that these aspects of speech are learned by internalizing abstract rules about how to deal with, say, a “t” sound when it is between vowels within a word, as opposed to when it starts or ends a word.
Duct tape evidence holds up in court using innovative method from WVU Eberly College forensic scientists
Tatiana Trejos, assistant professor in the West Virginia University Department of Forensic and Investigative Science, and graduate student Meghan Prusinowski have developed a one-of-a-kind method that can help piece together a crime scene by literally piecing the evidence together. Or not.
Eberly College researcher works to improve diagnosis speed for rare conditions like the one her child was ‘lucky’ to survive
Professor Katie Corcoran of the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences will analyze national Medicaid data to evaluate how patients’ gender and race affect doctors’ diagnostic accuracy and speed, asking whether marginalized patients with symptoms that aren’t clear cut are more likely to experience diagnostic delays than patients from non-minoritized groups.
Eberly students receive Gilman Scholarships to study abroad
Twenty undergraduate students from across the University received the competitive national award funded by the U.S. State Department to travel abroad without financial constraints. Twelve of those 20 students are studying in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.
PhD candidate chosen for inaugural Elevate the Discipline Climate Change and Society cohort
Cop-turned-professor pushes for stronger police-community partnerships
Dead from a cocaine overdose, a waitress found in a trendy Wilmington, Delaware neighborhood set the gears in motion for one of James Nolan’s last cases as a vice detective. It also served as the catalyst for his next career investigating different strategies in policing as a West Virginia University sociology professor.
WVU forensics lab cracks case on newer, ‘greener’ gunshot residue
Discoveries by West Virginia University forensic scientists about how gunshot residue behaves on skin, hair and fabric will allow crime scene investigators to catch up to the proliferation of new, eco-friendly types of ammunition and make faster, more informed decisions at crime scenes and in forensic laboratories.
Eberly faculty awarded fellowship grants by the West Virginia Humanities Council
Each year, the organization awards $3,000 grants to a select group of teachers, college faculty and independent scholars to support research and writing projects in the humanities. The 2023 Humanities Council Fellows from Eberly College are Brooke Durham, Enkeshi El-Amin, Sean Lawrence, Austin McCoy, Mason Moseley and Devin Smart.